A Comparison of Fort Lauderdale Helicopter Rides

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published April 12, 2024

See Fort Lauderdale in Florida from a totally different perspective with a helicopter ride – and they may be more affordable than you think. 

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Fort Lauderdale was once known as a hotspot for tequila-fuelled spring break parties, but times have changed. The Florida coastal town is now more sophisticated, with arts and culture taking centre stage alongside upmarket eateries and cocktail spots. There’s great shopping too and you can even take gondola rides on the canals to a historic riverfront, earning it the nickname as the ‘Venice of America’. But for something really special, and a totally different perspective on Fort Lauderdale, a helicopter tour is highly recommended, taking in the city and the surrounding natural beauty. They’re not too expensive either – and the memories will last a lifetime. Here is a comparison of Fort Lauderdale helicopter rides. 

Private Helicopter Tour to Miami Beach

Miami Beach is world famous for its glitz, glam and excess – it makes perfect sense to see this part of America by private helicopter. During a 35-minute flight you’ll get to see views of the coastline all the way from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach with a chance to spot sharks and rays in their natural habitat from the air. There are also the celeb mansions on Star Island underneath and the extravagant neighborhoods of Dania Beach, Hollywood Beach, and Sunny Isles. The flight then crosses the bay around Haulover, heading over Downtown Miami, Miami Port, Star Island, and Miami Beach before heading back north. It’s good value for a trip of a lifetime. From €287.83.

Book at Getyourguide.com

Private Helicopter-Hard Rock Guitar-Miami Beach

This helicopter tour is slightly longer at 45 minutes long and takes in a different set of landmarks in the area. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel is perhaps one of the most impressive man-made structures to see from the air anywhere – it’s a giant guitar-shaped luxury hotel with 638 luxury guestrooms, spectacularly lit up at night. Your helicopter will fly right past it before heading to iconic Miami Beach and Pompano Beach. On this tour too you’ll get to see the rock star mansions and glittering ocean lapping against the golden sands – it’s a wonderful way to get a real feel for the area. From €347.69.

Book at Getyourguide.com

Hard Rock Guitar and Miami Beach Helicopter Tour

This doors-off experience is just that – you will be flying from North to South through the Hollywood area, Hard Rock Guitar, beaches, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano, all with the air rushing in to the helicopter as you go – you can even dangle your feet out of the side. It’s a 45-minute ride flying past the Guitar Hotel, Port Everglades, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and taking in both the city and the surrounding natural beauty. If you are looking for something special for a loved one – this helicopter tour is certainly a great choice. From €402.50.

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